HBO acquires Danish true crime drama The Investigation

The six-part series is centred around the murder of Kim Wall.

HBO has acquired the rights to Scandinavian true crime drama The Investigation, which dramatizes the investigation into the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. 

Wall was killed by Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen after she boarded his homemade submarine in Refshaleøen, Copenhagen to conduct an interview. He was quickly arrested after several of her dismembered body parts were found floating in the sea.

A highly-publicized trial a year later saw Madsen convicted of Wall’s murder and be sentenced to life imprisonment. The bizarre and frightening nature of his crime meant it immediately hit headlines all around the world.  

The six-part series was directed by Tobias Lindholm, who previously helmed multiple episodes of David Fincher’s slick FBI profiler drama Mindhunter.

It follows the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police Jens Møller (Søren Malling) and prosecutor Jakob-Buch Jepsen (Pilou Asbæk) as they “enlist the use of methodical, unusual, and technical work tactics” in pursuit of the truth. 

Pernilla August, Rolf Lassgård, Laura Christensen, Anders Juul, Henrik Birch and Hans Henrik Clemensen also star.

“It is with great humility that I created The Investigation. There is a great deal of responsibility in choosing to tell stories about events from the real world,” said Lindholm in a statement. 

“Therefore, I am more than grateful for all the support I’ve received, including some of Denmark’s and Sweden’s most talented and acclaimed actors.”

The Investigation will premiere in the US on 1st February but a UK release date is not known. 

Source: Indiewire

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